I managed to get quite a bit more done on Connor's portrait on Friday night so I have pretty much finished his head with just a little bit of touch upsrequired and then the body. I'm pretty happy with it so far. Once it is finished I will put it in a frame to go on my husband's desk. I have the frame already as I took the photo that this is based on out of that frame for reference. My husband really likes the progress so far so he is more than happy that I wrecked his original photo (which now has grid lines all over it). Next post I will hopefully post the final version.
The other creative thing that I ended up doing this weekend was icing birthday cakes. My daughter is one on Monday and my son is two on Friday so we had the birthday party yesterday which was lovely. I want to do the tradition of making a themed birthday cake each year and I have a couple of cake books with different decorations. My son chose the cat cake as he loves pointing out cats (or meows as he calls them) and I figured the the moon cake would then match going with the nursery rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle'. So I had the cat and the moon and would just need the cow to complete it but as there are only the two kids we only did two cakes and that was enough. Why don't the final outcomes ever come out as pretty and perfect as the pictures in the book? Anyway below you can see my daughter with both cakes in front of her. My son had moved away at this point but you get the picture.